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popcorn ceiling

popcorn ceiling
 n.— «We’ve lived in our home for 30 years and have “popcorn” ceilings. I remember when we hung our swag lamp we could see fibers falling when we drilled holes. After all these years, is it too late to have the “popcorn” removed or are we already doomed?…Asbestos is a mineral fiber, commonly found in certain rock formations. It has been used in numerous manufactured materials for more than 100 years. Common asbestos-containing products include…acoustic ceiling texture (commonly known as “popcorn” ceilings).» —“Losing sleep over asbestos” by Barry Stone Mortgage 101 May 22, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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